The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is a world leader in developing sophisticated ways to counter corruption in emerging markets. Beginning in 2016, CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) has led a Rapid Response Anti-Corruption program that quickly deploys financial and technical support to local civil society organizations (CSOs) and governments during windows of opportunity for anti-corruption reforms.
This initiative is guided by a theory of change that proposes that, during critical junctures, well-resourced reformers can seize opportunities and make tremendous gains against corruption that would be impossible during normal times. This theory of change includes three main elements: enabling conditions, the opening of a window of opportunity, and in-country actions and developments that can be supported by international anti-corruption actors to accelerate anti-corruption reforms during that window. This theory of change infographic illustrates these elements and serves as a framework for conceptualizing the rapid response approach overall.